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Technology in Society Courses 2022-23

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The Technology in Society Requirement

Engineering is a deeply social activity. It is shaped by social values, interests, and priorities; is increasingly practiced in complex social groups; and its fruits have important social effects in the political, economic, and cultural realms. Hence, the School of Engineering believes it is important that practicing engineers understand their ethical and social responsibilities. To this end, all undergraduate engineering majors must take one course devoted to exploring ethical and social issues and responsibilities arising from the interplay of engineering, technology, and society. 

Note: CE majors must take CEE 102A; MS&E AND ME majors must choose from among the courses marked “X” in the major columns. Students in other majors may choose from any of the following courses, although only CS and EPHYS majors may take CS 182W. 

WIM Note: Check individual major requirements to determine which courses will fulfill the University Writing in the Major (WIM) requirement .

Course

Title

Qtr

WAYS**

Units

CE

MS&E

 ME

AA 252

Techniques of Failure Analysis (for senior engineering students only)

S

-

3

 

X

   X
ANTHRO 132C (CSRE 132C) Technology and Inequality     5      
ARCHLGY 151 (CLASSICS 151) Ten Things: An Archaeology of Design A A-II or SI 3      

BIOE 131

Ethics in Bioengineering

S

ER

3

 

X

   X
CEE 102A

Legal & Ethical Principles in Design, Construction, and Project Delivery (this is the only option for CE majors)

W   3 X X  

CEE 177X+177S/

ENGR 177A/177B

ENGR & Sustainable Development

(the 2-quarter sequence taken for at least 3 units each)

--   3/3      
CLASSICS 168 (ARCHLGY 168)

Engineering the Roman Empire

(Take for 5 units to fulfill TiS)

S A-II 5      

COMM 120W

Digital Media in Society

--

SI

5

 

X

X

COMM 166

Virtual People

A

SI

5

 

 

 
CS 152 Trust and Safety Engineering S   3   X  

CS 181

Computers, Ethics and Public Policy

(No longer offered but counts if already taken)

--

ER

4

 

X

   X

CS 181W

Computers, Ethics and Public Policy (No longer offered but counts if already taken)

 

ER

4

 

 

 
CS 182 Ethics, Public Policy, & Technological Change (Prerequisite: CS 106A or AX) W ER 5   X  
CS 182W Ethics, Public Policy, & Technological Change (WIM for CS & EPHYS majors only) Enrollment limited to 100 (Prerequisite: CS 106A or AX) W ER 5      
CS 278 Social Computing (SOC 174/274) S   3-4   X  
DATASCI 154 Solving Social Problems with Data S   5      
EARTHSYS 125 Shades of Green: Redesigning and Rethinking the Environmental Justice Movements W ED 5   X  
ENGR 117 will not count if taken 2019-20  due to reduced units ) Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity, and Gender (must take for 3 units and for a letter grade to count as TiS) W           ED           3 (must take for 3 units)              X  

ENGR 145

Technology Entrepreneurship

A

 

 

4

 

 

 
ENGR 148/248

Principled Entrepreneurial Decisions

W ER 3   X  

HUMBIO 174

Foundations of Bioethics (BMC, BME, CS-CompBio, & ME majors only)

W

ER

3

--

--

X

MS&E 193

Technology in National Security

A

SI

3-4

 

X

X

ME 267

Ethics and Equity in Transportation Systems

--

ER

3

 

X

   X

POLISCI 114S

Int’l Security in a Changing World

--

SI

5

 

X

 
PUBLPOL 134 Ethics on the Edge: Business, NPOs, Gov't, & Individuals (must take for a letter grade) S ER 3      

STS 1

The Public Life of Science and Technology

W

A-II OR SI

4

 

X

 

**WAYS: A-II = Aesthetic/Interpretive Inquiry; CE=Creative Expression; ED=Engaging Diversity; ER=Ethical Reasoning; SI= Social Inquiry